July 14th – July 31st
Runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @7pm
The Flight Theatre at The Complex
6472 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Ovation Award Eligible LAStageAlliance.com
|On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit?
Catherine: Veronique Ory
Robert: Craig Braun*
Hal: John Bobek
Claire: Elena Fabri
Director: Charlotte Gulezian
Production Stage Manager: Kevin Jordan
Scenic Design: Danny Truxaw
Lighting Design: Michael Bergfeld
Assistant Lighting Design: Robert Bergfeld
Costume Design: Kaori Mita
Sound Design: Rob Liscome
Casting Director: Stephen Snyder, JS Snyder & Assoc
Postcard Design: Jeremy Asher
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“…Elena Fabri as Claire is excellent portraying the apparently benevolent sister who is determined to impose her will believing that she is right no matter what. At times, you almost want to punch her out for being such a bitch, she’s that convincing. Craig Braun looks every bit the college professor, a bit more lucid than he’s supposed to be, but convincingly dedicated to his work, if not his daughter. John Bobek’s college teacher, Hal looks more like a teen-age geek trying to make time, but his dialogue and delivery quickly convince you he’s a serious student with serious ambitions, especially towards Catherine, a girl with a voluble temper and not much self assurance and a mind that knows no bounds when it comes to the mathematical abstracts. Veronique Ory can change emotions on a dime, and here she delivers a performance that has you wondering if she’s the sweet daughter who loves her father enough to give up her education, a lazy opportunist lacking motivation or a genius suffering a touch of the same madness her father had. Whatever you select, it’s a performance rich with feeling and insight.
This is a gem of a production, proof positive that Athena Theatre is more than fulfilling its mission of bringing quality theatre to a desert of mediocrity.” – Reviewplays